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by Velcro
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Group head water flow
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Group head water flow

I got a small tube bubble level that I could put on up against the group head and leveled from there.
That helped a bit more too. step by step....
by Velcro
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Hot Water connector broke off on Steam Boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Hot Water connector broke off on Steam Boiler

For the release valve on top I was told Teflon tape.
You might call Chris Coffee to see what they recommend.
by Velcro
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Hot Water connector broke off on Steam Boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Hot Water connector broke off on Steam Boiler

maybe soak it in some descaler and then try an easy-out from the hardware store.
by Velcro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Group head water flow
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Group head water flow

Rotating the screens helps a little. The video was the best I could get rotating.
That's why I was wondering what might be wrong.
Any thoughts on leveling or a red herring?
Thanks chas


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by Velcro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Group head water flow
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Group head water flow

I've tried marking the screens but the sharpie Mark's always vanish after a shot or 2.
Any suggestions?

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by Velcro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Group head water flow
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Group head water flow

73 views but no comments?
Am I off base?
Is my water flow normal?
How do people level or don't?
Thanks

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by Velcro
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Group head water flow
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Group head water flow

After looking at many videos, the water flow distribution from my system seems much more unbalanced than others. not at all like a curtain I see in other's videos but a few specific streams. My water distribution This is after cleaning and it gets worse with each shot pulled. I haven't seen suggesti...
by Velcro
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Temp Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Temp Drop

Took a while but I finally realized what was happening. I was pulling warming shots manually based on time not weight. Therefore with no puck in the basket, the flow was greater. Pulling more water resulted in the bigger temp drop. So now by weight it's all consistent. Sent from my SM-G965U using Ta...
by Velcro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: The Scace Rental Program
Replies: 114
Views: 79870

Re: The Scace Rental Program

Is any body still doing Scace Rentals?
I'd be interested in renting one to check my system.
I know this thread has been quite a long time but hoping.
by Velcro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Temp Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Temp Drop

yes that is what I expected.
My question is on the difference between pulling an empty warming shot - with a big temp drop
vs pulling a real shot with nearly 1/2 the temp drop of the warming shot.
why is there such a difference?
by Velcro
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Uneven Bottomless Portafilter Extraction
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

Re: Uneven Bottomless Portafilter Extraction

Is this common?
How do you distribute?
by Velcro
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Temp Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Temp Drop

Anybody have any comments from their systems.
thanks
by Velcro
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Uneven Bottomless Portafilter Extraction
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

Uneven Bottomless Portafilter Extraction

I need a bit of help and advise - please move if in the wrong group. I've been working with my naked portafilter. I tried to get even distribution by smoothing, shaking, tapping and WDT and my results are all the same. I get an occasional spritzer but my basket does not fill in evenly. It starts on ...
by Velcro
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Temp Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Temp Drop

While pulling a 2oz warming shot I see the temperature drop 17F,
When I pull my espresso shot the drop is less, ~9F.
The temp is from the readout on the Dream display.

Is this amount of drop normal?
Do I have a problem?
Is there something I should be doing differently?

thanks
by Velcro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available
Replies: 52
Views: 33593

Re: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available

Mine arrived today :)
by Velcro
Mon May 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available
Replies: 52
Views: 33593

Re: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available

I reached out to Stev on both addresses yesterday (Hotmail & gmail), he replied to me via Hotmail that he is still selling gaskets.
I ordered mine via paypal to his Hotmail address as he indicated.

21.95 for a set of 3 including shipping and tracking number.

now the wait.
regards
by Velcro
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

I realize now there are a bit of confusion on the Phosphate The Phosphate is not a problem I need to correct. The Omnipure cartridge I was sold adds phosphate which is suppose to make the scale not stick (plus 1u carbon block) That's why I was wondering if this was a good solution or not. I haven't ...
by Velcro
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

I realize now there are a bit of confusion on the Phosphate The Phosphate is not a problem I need to correct. The Omnipure cartridge I was sold adds phosphate which is suppose to make the scale not stick (plus 1u carbon block) That's why I was wondering if this was a good solution or not. I haven't ...
by Velcro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

ooh that could be a good choice
I haven't seen any but now knowing I'll look into it.
If you have any leads please share
by Velcro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

Thanks chas seems I need to soften (think I knew it but was in denial) . now comes the tricky part I was thinking of Mavea C50 because I've read sodium softeners can affect blood pressure (from the sodium). but now I've been reading that the hydrogen softeners can cause acidic damage to espresso mac...
by Velcro
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

Do you think I need to soften the water ?
Also is Alkalinity and carbonate hardness the same?

This water chemistry have me going in circles
thanks
by Velcro
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

I have a TDS meter: 110ppm
and an API fish tank hardness kit for GH (General Hardness) 89.5ppm and KH (carbonate hardness) 53.7 ppm
I realize now I messed up the original post - sry
by Velcro
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: water hardness & Phosphate

A good read thank you, but leaves more questions than answers. Protecting equipment is important but so is the coffee, otherwise we wouldn't be doing all this. It leaves the question is Polyphosphate & Carbon block (the cartridge I have) a good solution for my level of hardness? or do I need to shif...
by Velcro
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water hardness & Phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

water hardness & Phosphate

My water hardness is TDS: 110pm and GK: 53.7ppm and GK: 89.5ppm I had been recommended a water filter cartridge with Phosphate as a scale blocker instead of a water softener. Do I need a water softener with my water is the Phosphate sufficient? I don't see much written with regard to Phosphate scale...
by Velcro
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Dream's back ordered forever
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Dream's back ordered forever

I'm already on order from a local seller. I've been waiting since mid-Feb. I was just curious as its out of stock everywhere. It just seems there should be a reason for a delay this long. Maybe it got very popular all of a sudden, or a production problem or something else. Inquiring minds like to kn...
by Velcro
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Dream's back ordered forever
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Dream's back ordered forever

Anyone know why Dreams are out of stock everywhere and on backorder for so very long?
DreamT's are available but I really want to plumb in.
by Velcro
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Just picked up a S1 Vivaldi II - used, now what
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: Just picked up a S1 Vivaldi II - used, now what

IDK if you gaggia portafilter is the same size, but would think with the 53mm the deeper puck might need a looser grind.
Try it and see how it tastes?
You probably need to teach it what your normal is too (once you get it dialed in), so that it can report when your low or high.
by Velcro
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Inconsistent volumetric dosing
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Inconsistent volumetric dosing

Any update?
I had similar inconsistencies with my Breville Oracle
it got to the point I stopped using volumetric dosing.
I'm hoping that's not the case for Dream's too.

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